I love Andy Spade. The man is a brilliant creative, witty as hell, and humble to boot. Interviewing him and Kate at their Manhattan apartment years ago was, cliched though it may be, a dream come true. Their apartment is unfathomably chic (standing in that red room was a spiritual moment) and the two of them are just so…cool. Paddle 8 is auctioning off a ton of Andy’s art collection and boy do I wish I were in the position to bid. From a six foot tall Hansa Giraffe to Hugo Guinness to Damian Hirst, there are more beautiful things than I’d know what to do with. See that framed piece below beside the taxidermy bird…? I asked Andy if it was drawn by his little girl, Bea, to which he casually replied, “No, it’s a Basquiat.” Not my shining moment. Should you be in the market for one, the Basquiat’s starting bid is $50,000 (NBD). Happy bidding!
(images by Kyle Knodell for Paddle8)